profiles in lightroom and acr
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Adobe Adds Profiles to Lightroom and ACR

Today, Lightroom and Camera RAW users can rejoice! Adobe has just released “Profiles” for Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, and Adobe Camera Raw. Within ACR and Lightroom, a profile is used to render your photograph, converting it from raw camera information...

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hidden photoshop tricks to improve editing
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Efficiency & Productivity, Software, Video Tutorial

Hidden Photoshop Tricks to Improve Your Editing

Photoshop is one of those applications with such a massive array of tools and settings that you can learn something new every day. This video tutorial by Brendan Williams may help you in that quest, as it is loaded...

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lightroom shortcuts for a faster workflow
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Lightroom Shortcuts to Speed Up Your Workflow

Adobe Lightroom is a robust application with many features under the hood for photographers and retouchers. Leveraging all of its capabilities requires an amount of familiarization, and this three-minute video is a perfect option for picking up nearly twenty...

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tricks for speeding up your photoshop workflow
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Four Tricks to Speed Up Your Workflow in Photoshop

There are many methods for increasing your productivity while working in Photoshop, but they're not always obvious. This useful tutorial by Kevin Roodhorst demonstrates four ways for taking control of your time while retouching.  1. Scrubby Zoom There are several techniques...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Real World Practices

Six Retouching Issues to Prevent Before The Capture

The old adage of “time is money” could not be truer for retouchers, as our detail-oriented work demands hours of our time. For photographers that retouch their own work, the cause-and-effect of accuracy in-capture pays dividends when it comes time...

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How to Quickly Clean Studio Backdrops in Photoshop

Paper backdrops are a staple within any studio setup as they offer a wide range of colors at a reasonable price. The downside, however, is that the paper becomes dirty easily, manifesting with scuffs, smudges, grime, and other distractions that...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Video Tutorial

5 Ways to Fix Poor Ergonomics at Your Desk While Retouching

Sitting at your desk for hours on end culling through photographs or retouching can begin to wreak havoc on your body.  Practicing smart ergonomic techniques can save you from neck pain, back pain, leg pain, as well as wrist pain. We...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Software, Video Tutorial

5 New Features In Photoshop CC 2018

Last week, Adobe launched Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 with a host of improvements and new features. There were over eighteen noteworthy new additions to the application, but which ones should you try out first? In this video Howard Pinsky reviews the...

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Remove Dust, Lint and Debris Quickly

One of the secrets of retouching at a high level is that you can cheat. There are countless dirty little tricks you should completely avoid as a beginner, and that once you've achieved a professional competence might just save your...

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efficient habits for photographers and retouchers
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Business & Clients, Efficiency & Productivity, Real World Practices

Efficient Work Habits For Retouchers

As a photographer or a retoucher, there is one commodity that is important above all others: your time. Setting aside your skills, creativity, and style, it is your time that is the intangible product your clients invest in. Learning how...

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testimonial of retouching academy beauty retouch panel
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Beauty Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Software

A Review of the Beauty Retouch Panel

For thousands of retouchers around the world, the Beauty Retouch and Pixel Juggler Panels have brought efficiency to their workflow by optimizing the retouching techniques we often use. RA Panels are an extension that works with Adobe Photoshop CS6 and...

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system requirements for retouching software
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Efficiency & Productivity, Hardware & Tools, Software

System Requirements for Retouching

Becoming a retoucher is one of those things that doesn’t involve many barriers to entry. Most computers will run the necessary software, making retouching accessible to many. For those that are just beginning their journey as a retoucher, or those...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Real World Practices

Healthy Habits for Retouchers: Protecting Your Eyes & Vision

As retouchers, we often spend hours in front of our computer monitors, with our eyes trained on the finer details we’re enhancing. This is just the time spent while actively retouching, and does not take into the account the...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals, Software

Customizing Your Workspace in Photoshop

Software: Adobe Photoshop Skill level: Beginner Workspaces A workspace, is the entire working area of Photoshop. It’s what encompasses all the menus, tools and panels. Simply put, it’s pretty much everything you can see and click within Photoshop. So it’s high time you dropped the...

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Kavyar Magazine Submission Service
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Business & Clients, Efficiency & Productivity, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Kavyar Takes the Fuss out of Magazine Submissions

For many fashion and beauty photographers, having their work showcased in independent magazines is a way to gain exposure. This process was rarely ever an efficient one, however, as each publication is vastly different. Traditionally, the method for doing...

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Beauty Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Video Tutorial

How to Color Grade Using Luminosity Masks

I have been using Luminosity Masks in my retouching for many years now and I absolutely love the flexibility they offer when making selections for exposure adjustments and color grading in Photoshop. I love how Zoë Noble explained her color grading...

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Beauty Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Real World Practices

Don’t Let Facebook Image Compression Ruin Your Images

So, you just spent hours retouching your perfect shot. Naturally, you want to share it with the world, so you upload it to your Facebook page, only to find your hard work trashed and frankly looking like sh!#t. Well, rumor has...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals, Software

Working With Selections: The New Select and Mask Feature

Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 recently released their 5.0 update which brought us a revamp of the already useful tool formerly known as Refine Edge. Let’s look at what’s new and how we can take advantage of this new update...

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